Doing Lent Generously
Once again this year, we’re encouraging everyone to take part in the daily 40 Acts challenge: 40 nudges in a generous direction. Generosity rarely “just happens” – usually it has to be planned for. This Lent, we’ll start by laying the groundwork.
Lent is usually about ‘giving stuff up’, isn’t it? What if you could add something transformational to the traditional? What if you could give up chocolate and give the money to your favourite charity? What if you could turn the TV off and spend more time helping your neighbour? What if Lent was a preparation for a lifetime of big-heartedness that reflected God’s amazing generosity? Well, that’s where 40acts comes in. Each day, we will be encouraging the whole school community to spread acts of generosity through simple daily acts of kindness.
Once again we are using an acrostic poem to help us…
Encouraging the best in each other
Enjoying helping others
Raising support for a good cause
Offering what we can
Sharing our time and talents
Inviting someone to join in
Taking care of God’s creation for future generations
You first, me last.